Samsung Gear S3 Release Date, Specs & Updates: Now On Pre-Order In The UK; Classic Vs Frontier Comparison Guide

By V Doctor , Updated Oct 31, 2016 02:45 PM EDT

The Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier are currently available for pre-order in the United Kingdom. Samsung is also offering free items for those who avail of the Samsung Gear S3 early.

Android Headlines stated that Samsung announced the two new smartwatches at IFA in September 2016. The two models are the Samsung Gear S3 Classic, and the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier.

The Samsung Gear S3 Classic has a more traditional appearance, while the Frontier showcases a more rugged and active look. The Frontier has a darker colored casing, compared to the Classic. The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier comes with 4G LTE, making it ideal for outdoor adventures, but the Classic will have to rely on WiFi connection.

The Samsung Gear S3 watches feature a 1.3-inch 360x360 Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ protection. Samsung maintained some of the aspects that made the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch highly popular.

The new models are bigger than their predecessor, because of the bigger 380mAh battery. A single charge will have the two Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches last for about three to four days, although the Frontier may run out sooner.

Both Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches run on Tizen, and not Android Wear. The Frontier is also heavier at 62g, compared to the Classic, which weighs 57g.

Both Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches also inclyde the Always on Display, which gives these the appearance of a true watch. There are several watch face designs that will transform that look of the watches. There are 15 preloaded designs, although users can get more from the Gear App Store.

Users can even design their own watch face and Always on Display for a personalized touch. Samsung Gear S3 users can also swap bands depending on the occasion. The Samsung Gear S3 is also compatible with standard 22mm bands. The Classic features a standard black leather strap, while the Frontier has a rubberized strap.

Samsung stated that the first 1,000 people who pre-order the Samsung Gear S3 Classic or Frontier will get a pair of Level Active headphones for free. The accessory generally costs $100. The two Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches are priced the same at around $425. More updates and details are expected soon.

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